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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Public Safety Administration

Students wanting to take Public Safety Administration courses are required to have a background in public safety in order to take courses in this discipline.

PSA 305 - Ethics in PSA (3 credits)

This course will focus on exploring case issues and philosophies as they relate to personal and professional accountability in the public safety environment. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 315 - Public Safety Com Delivery Systems (3 credits)

This course will focus on various models and applications of public safety service systems throughout the United States. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety, or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 330 - Cultural Diversity in PSA (3 credits)

This course will focus on the identification and analysis of various cultures and their diverse historical, economic, and societal variations within the context of the public safety sector. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety, or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 335 - Group Dynamics in PSA (3 credits)

This course will focus on how group behavior affects organizational effectiveness, decision making, conflict resolution, and strategies for efficient group and task management. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety, or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 355 - Human Resources in PSA (3 credits)

This course will focus on the policies, behaviors and motives affecting recruiting, training, evaluation, and current legal issues in human resources as they pertain to the public safety arena. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety, or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 360 - America's Homeland Security (3 credits)

This course will focus on the historical development, creation, and purposes of the Department of Homeland Security and the corresponding national strategy for Homeland Security, as well as the effectiveness of such policies within a democracy. Students who have taken CRJ 360 should not take this course. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a backround in public safety or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 410 - Political & Legal Systems in PSA (3 credits)

This course will focus on analyzing the importance of successful interaction between the different levels of government and agencies within a particular government. Students will explore the application of the political and legal systems as they directly affect public safety programs. They will develop a model for understanding governmental, legal and operational problems. The course's final project will detail the formation and implementation of a task force designed to target a problem requiring the cooperation of various government agencies. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 425 - Counteracting Terrorism (3 credits)

This course will focus on current issues, proposed solutions, and shortcomings in public safety preparation for and in response to the threat of terrorism. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 440 - Research Methodology in PSA (3 credits)

This course will focus on analyzing problems and needs within the public safety sector. Students will review related literature, collect data, and measure objectives, as well as apply analytic skills to a public safety related research project. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety, or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 445 - Strategic Planning in PSA (3 credits)

This course will focus on the fundamentals and application of strategic analysis and planning in public safety. Strategic Planning for Public Safety is designed to address the interests and needs of those currently working as professionals in the public safety arena. This course introduces the student to the development of strategic plans, the process of determining long-term and short-term goals, and the management of public safety programs. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety, or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 465 - Global Persps in Emergency Mgt (3 credits)

This course will focus on global disaster risk reduction principles and their impact on American emergency management systems and planning. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, and a background in public safety or obtained permission from the instructor to take this course.

PSA 495 - Public Safety Admin Major Capstone (3 credits)

This is the capstone course for the Public Safety Administration major and should be taken in the student's last semester. This course synthesizes leadership theory in relation to the other Public Safety Administration courses into a succinct research project that assimilates information to culminate the Public Safety Administration program. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102

PSA 499 - Ldrship in PSA Concentration Cpstn (3 credits)

This is the capstone course for the Public Safety Administration concentration and should be taken in the student's last semester. The student can have no more than 6 credits remaining in their concentration to complete in their degree program prior to enrolling in this course. The goal of the course is for students to integrate the knowledge gained in the Public Safety Administration concentration courses. The course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. (Formerly titled: Leadership in PSA Capstone)


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